Can Acne Scars Go Away? Banish Acne Scars Review
Hey guys! If you've been following the blog/my social handles recently, you will see that I'm super into skin care, which is why I was very excited to try Banish. For those of you who have never heard of the comapny, here is a little back story.
The founder, Daisy Jing, was always insecure about her skin. Ever since Daisy was in 3rd grade, she dealt with terrible skin and had no idea why. She tried product after product after product and nothing worked. She saw numerous dermatologists who would all go through the same checklist and ask the same questions but never found a solution. Her confidence plummeted and she had little social life, so she immersed herself in school. Daisy's dream career was to be a dermatologist so she could help others find a solution for something she had longed to find herself. When she started college, she developed cystic like acne that created very deep pustules that were very painful to touch. These cystic pimples would leave a scar when their tenure was over. And those scars stayed along the sides of my face and jaw that I couldn’t hide. One day, she came across a YouTube video by someone who shared her experience with acne (skincare routine, products she liked, etc.). From there, she discovered other videos of people who had the same skin ailments. One day, Daisy turned on her webcam and decided to start fulfilling her dream of helping others.
Fast forward five years. Daisy's YouTube channel has grown and she's had a fair share of followers who are acne sufferers. She was fixated on using organic products which reduced her acne. By the time she graduated college, Daisy had saved enough money ($4,000 to be exact) to get her skin lasered in hopes of getting rid of her scaring. Just before getting the procedure done, she met a plastic surgeon who told her about using this cosmetic tool in conjunction with a Vitamin C serum. He recommended this routine much more than undergoing the procedure as the system was non-invasive and natural, and creates far better results than anything he has seen before. A few months later, her YouTube subscribers were commenting on the noticeable difference in her skin. She asked if they wanted her to send them what she was using and within a few days everything was sold out. The rest is history!
After reading about Daisy and watching many of her videos, I was even more excited to test her products. I received the starter kit in the mail which includes: banish oil, vitamin C beauty elixer, banish roller, pumpkin enzyme masque, activated charcoal clay masque, pore smasher, banish bag and plastic cleaning container all for $195. All Banish products are vegan & cruelty free and made from organic ingredient you can pronounce! In addition, all products are made fresh to order and without parabens and sulfates. There are also no artificial colors or preservatives.
The only thing I did not like about the kit was the instructions. When it comes to using new products, I like to have a detailed step by step process so I can learn as I go. I went on YouTube and found a video by FaceBeautybyEn explaining what came in the kit and how to use each piece which I found very helpful and I highly suggest watching before using your kit.
One of my main questions, prior to using the kit, was whether or not it would hurt. When I took the roller out of the case, I saw the tiny spikes that I would be applying to my face and thought it wasn't for me. Contrary to what I thought, it does NOT hurt at all. It feels more like tiny pricks, but nothing we can't tolerate.
My favorite aspect of Banish as a whole, is their use of fresh natural ingredients. For the most part, their products are created the same day they get shipped, and they ship 6 days a week. Something I didn't know prior to testing out this kit, is that the Vitamin-C serums we buy at CVS, on Amazon, etc. are dyed orange so that we cannot tell when they are no longer fresh. Banish's Vitamin C beauty elixer, which comes in the starter kit, is a clear liquid and will change color when you should no longer use it. Some food for thought...
Two-days after using the banish roller on my skin, I tried the pumpkin and activated charcoal masks and I have to say, I love them! The pumpkin mask gently exfoliates your skin without harsh scrubbing to reveal smooth and more evenly toned skin (and smells like pumpkin pie!). It also helps to reduce the appearance of oily skin and and can reduce congested skin to help with clogged pores. The charcoal mask is pretty much a facial in a jar. As the mask dries, you will feel it tighten on your face as it is pulling out the impurities and excess oil from deep within your skin. The mask comes in a powder so you have the option to customize it depending on your skin type plus you have full control on the consistency of the mask. A little goes a long way so this will be your comrade to slay blackheads (I have a million) and impurities for months to come. This mask is also vegan friendly and comes with a 30 day money back guarantee!
If you have any questions on Banish as a whole or on the starter kit, feel free to leave a comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. To view before and after shots, click here.